I had no idea Tom Ford was gay.
Hahaha, just kidding. But I didn’t know he had a partner for 27 years! That’s a long time. And they have a little 2 year old boy.
‘I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great. We were married in the States,’ he explained, giving no further details as to the where and when.
Mr Ford went on to explain: ‘I lost so many friends in college – I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life.’
The couple, who welcomed son Alexander, their first child together, into the world in September 2012, met at a fashion show in 1986 and Tom Ford has spoken openly of his instant attraction to the former Vogue Hommes editor.
‘I went to a fashion show and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes,’ he told WWD. ‘It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future.’
The Texan-born designer, who was only 25 at the time, told Out magazine in 2011 that it was ‘love at first sight’ and that he decided he would marry Mr Buckley, then 38, ‘in the length of an elevator ride,’ following their whirlwind first few encounters.
‘You can look at someone and feel like you’ve known them forever,’ he gushed. ‘The first night I ever had drinks with Richard, I felt I knew everything about him.’
That is one of the sweetest things I have ever read. What a wonderful love they share! I am gushing now. So so so sweet.
Congratulations to the wonderful couple!